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Anthony "Tony" Yates

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“Tony and I played basketball and softball together at EllsworthAFB. I respected him very much. I did get to meet Maxin around the time he was...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tom Kellogg

“I am so sorry to hear of my cousin Tony's passing. I watched him play and coach for UC, and am so proud of all his accomplishments. He was loved by...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Ruth Smith Yates - Florence, KY

“My sincere and deepest sympathy for Maxine.Tony was a dear friend, an outstanding citizen and a great husband and father.Rest in Peace. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Lynn Mueller - Myrtle Beach, SC

“You don't think of UC basketball without including Tony Yates. Hee was a great guy and unforgetable friend. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Howard (Hod) Blaney - Boulder, CO

“We (former high school classmates) offer our prayers, deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Yates family as you cope this significant loss....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Sammie & Delois(Moxley) Whitehead - MD

“My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Maxine Yates and family. My prayers are with you. Home Ec student. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Bohannon-Dixie Goldeen - Spring, TX

“So very sorry for the loss of Tony. Karen and I prayed for you and your family ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: John McClure - Chicago, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am a 2nd cousin to Tony, daughter of William Yates, and spoke with Tony at Dad's visitation in 2007. You and your...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Yates Broadus 6724 Hampton Dr - OH

“Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. It has been a while since we were Neighbors on Forest Glen, but they were good times. Please...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mike and Dianne Behm - Bluffton, SC

“Hoyles family you have my deepest sympathy. We are Sorry for your lost.The Harvey FamilyCookie, Candy, Joyce and Greg. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon Carter - Cincinnati, OH

“A loss of a compassionate man! We grew up in the same place. I served on the committee that hired him at UC. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Dr. Robbie Smith Johnson - FL

“Next to my parents, Tony was the most impactful person in my life. He was my mentor and friend. I was certainly blessed to know the Yates family...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: mark pittman - Nashville, TN

“Maxine and Family,Roland and I offer our deepest sympathy toyou and the family. Tony was a mentor and good friend to Roland over the years. We will...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Roland & Yvonne West - OH

“So sorry to hear about Tony. I watched him at UC as a player and coach. He was a friend of my father, Warren (Tip) Tipton, principal at Glen Este...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Parsons - Lebanon, OH

“So proud of my 2nd cousin for his accomplishments yet so humble. He took time to talk with my sons at my Dad William Yates visitation. He was an...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Yates-scott - Covington, KY

“Prayers to Maxine and family - so very sorry for your loss. Rest in the Lord's arms proud Bearcat. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Ken Bartley

Air Force

It is with our deepest sorrow that we share the passing of Anthony (Tony) Yates, beloved husband of Maxine Yates (nee Hoyles) for 62 years. Devoted father of Briana (Freddie) and Anthony. Grandfather to Aaron and Erika. Brother to Mildred Croley and Fletcher, (deceased) (Ginny). Passed Saturday, May 16, 2020 Age 82 years. His quick wit,infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit will be missed by all..A memorial service will be held at a future date to honor Tony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Tony Yates will be welcomed by the Tony Yates Caring for Kids Foundation. Lockland Wayne High School Scholarship Fund and The Alzheimer's Association . Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at

Military Service
U.S. Air Force • Staff Sergeant • Air Policeman
Ellsworth Air Force Base